Yearly Archives: 2011

Due to the lack of authentic Japanese gel manicures in the Chicago area, UV gel nails have always been one of those things I love but can’t ever get enough of – literally! Which is why I finally decided to splurge on Nail & Harmony’s Gelish, one of the first soak-off gel systems.


Hand & Nail Harmony Gelish Soak-Off Gel System

Black nose strips have finally made their way to the US with Boscia Pore Purifying Black Strips!

Using a similar technology to the Luminizing Black Mask I previously reviewed, the Pore Purifying Black Strips are formulated with Activated Charcoal, Silica, Witch Hazel Extract, Peony Root Extract, Menthol, Jojoba and Willowherb to absorb excess oil and impurities, exfoliate, tighten pores and deposit potent botanicals and antioxidants into the skin.

Last night at the 2011 MTV Awards, Leighton Meester, Emma Stone and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley showed us the power of heavy eyeliner paired with a neutral lip. I personally LOVED the Brigitte Bardot-esque look on these ladies, especially Rosie. Read on to learn how to recreate each of these individual looks!


Leighton Meester, Emma Stone and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley